One thing that both the VT and ZT do very well is with shadow detail. My point regarding the calibration was to work on the settings yourself, but you know the drill. A lot of us didn't go with THX Cinema or the other out-of-box modes. I recommend enabling the Pro modes and using one of those modes for your pre pro calibration. If you planned adjusting the settings, why come on the thread and make the display sound inferior in regards to shadow detail? Light output can be improved upon as well, it will definitely do what is required by your calibrator for light output. My calibrated display is set at the same light output level that the Kuro it replaced was calibrated to. DNice did both.
I think I will try that until I do get it calibrated. I know that cnet posted calibration settings. Are there any other recommended settings?
How do you enable pro modes? Any particular one?
Btw, I'm not making anything sound inferior. I'm comparing out of box to out of box. I think it is fair to say that most consumers open the box, hook up a display and watch. They don't go into all of the fine tuning that people do on the forum.
With regards to the brightness issue, are you saying this is the first you heard of it? Read the reviews. They say the set is excellent and maybe the best display out, but it is dim compared to others.
I did speak with DeWayne (D Nice) and he will be calibrating my set once it is broken in.